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Type: Sport, 160 ft
FA: Jeff Baldwin
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Oct 31, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Private Land Owned by Teck Cominco Mining Co Details

Description [Suggest Change]

An excellent, long route through interesting (and sharp!) rock. A large dish midway up, just to the right of the line allows for a no-hands rest (and for clowning around).

At the midpoint rap anchors the rock gets a bit steeper, but good holds abound and in only one or two locations do you wish for slightly better feet.

Location [Suggest Change]

The left variation of the lines that start up the tall main face of The Watch Tower proper. There is a rectangular, slotted pocket below the first bolt, which can be gripped like a ladder rung. After the fourth bolt, head left (to the left of the bathtub dish in which grass grows).

Protection [Suggest Change]

Fourteen bolts (the guide says seventeen — I'm pretty sure I would have noticed an additional three bolts but I didn't see 'em). Bolted anchors.

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Jeremy Steck
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
Jeremy Steck   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
You need to use the mid anchors to get down unless you have an 80M rope. A 70M doesn't even get you close...I tried. Feb 16, 2015
C Miller
CA
  5.10a
C Miller   CA  
  5.10a
Extremely sharp and unpleasant - there are much better routes in the area. May 16, 2017

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